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Simfin

esafety and digital citizenship specialist

Naace Impact Award Winner for Leadership

For his commitment to ensuring a safe and supportive learning environment for the education sector

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  • @simfin thanks for a great session tonight Simon! Lots to think about and some ideas we can implement almost immediately!

    Teacher North Tyneside School

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14 May 2018

In this blog Childnet, a partner in the UK Safer Internet Centre, explore the safety feature ‘Restricted Mode’ on YouTube; looking at how it works and some things to be aware of when using it.

At Childnet our Education Team go into schools each day to deliver online safety sessions to pupils, parents and teachers. In these sessions we are often asked about filtering content on the online video-sharing service, YouTube.

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09 May 2018

WhatsApp have just announced a new age limit of 16 for users based in Europe. With the upcoming changes to Data Protection rules in the EU, this blog looks at what age restrictions are in place across the most popular social media services, why they exist and what our advice is for parents and young people.

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10 April 2018

While Facebook desperately tightens controls over how third parties access its users' data - trying to mend its damaged reputation - attention is focusing on the wider issue of data harvesting and the threat it poses to our personal privacy.

Data harvesting is a multibillion dollar industry and the sobering truth is that you many never know just how much data companies hold about you, or how to delete it.

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